7 hit songs that were actually tributes to the deceased

7 hit songs that were actually tributes to the deceased

You might not know that these 7 hits were in fact produced to pay tributes to the deceased loved ones of the singers, m...

You might not know that these 7 hits were in fact produced to pay tributes to the deceased loved ones of the singers, music legends or victims of an attack.

'The Edge Of Glory' - Lady Gaga: tributes to her grandfather


'The Edge of Glory' is a single from Lady Gaga's second studio album 'Born This Way'. This is a dance song about the last moment of a person's life. The inspiration for the song came from Gaga's grandfather - who passed away of old age in September 2010.

The song received positive response from critics, especially for her voice and lyrics.

'Black Velvet' - Alannah Myles: tributes to Elvis Presley


'Black Velvet' is a song written by Canadian musicians Christopher Ward and David Tyson, and performed by singer Alannah Myles. It was released in 1989, and quickly became a commercial hit, receiving the 1991 Grammy Award for 'Best Female Rock Vocal Performance'. It is known that this song is a tribute to Elvis Presley.

'7 Years' - Lukas Graham: tributes to his father


'7 Years' is a song by Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham from their second studio album 'Lukas Graham'. The song was released as a digital download on September 18, 2015 by Copenhagen Records.

The song quickly became a hit. The band leader shared that the song summarizes what he would do in the future. The song's inspiration came from his father, who passed away at the age of 61. “It's a song about getting old. I also realized that being a father is the most important thing.” - He shared.

'The Greatest' - Sia: tributes to 49 victims of Orlando club shooting


'The Greatest' is a song recorded by Australian singer and songwriter Sia, for her 7th studio album. Although the singer did not give an explanation for the plot of the video, many media outlets considered it a tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

"See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth: tribute to Paul Walker


'See You Again' is a song by American rapper Wiz Khalifa collaborating with American singer Charlie Puth. The content of the song refers to the pain of losing a loved one and the hope that one day the two will meet again in another world. 'See You Again' was introduced at the end of the film 'Furious 7', as a tribute to one of the main actors of the film Paul Walker, who didn't make it in a car accident on November 30, 2013.


'Fair Chance' - Thundercat feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B: tribute to Mac Miller


On September 7, 2018, rapper and producer Mac Miller passed away due to overdose. News of his departure rocked the world of music, and many of his contemporaries paid homage to the male rapper.

'Fair Chance' is a tribute to him. With sad but deep music, this song will surely make your heart melt.

'Wake me up when September ends' - Green Day:tribute to Billie Joe Armstrong's father


Released in the summer of 2005, Green Day's 'Wake me up when September ends' quickly conquered music lovers around the world. However, this is a song about the late father of Billie Joe Armstrong.

Billie's father passed away due to cancer on the first day of September 1982, when he was only 10 years old. At his father's funeral, Billie cried, ran home, and locked himself in the room. When his mother came and knocked on the door, Billie just cried and said, "Wake me up when September ends." 20 years later, that sentence became the name of the song that Billie dedicated to his father.